Hiking & Running

Get On Your Feet! Annually, more than 2.5 million Americans find their way to the iconic Towpath Trail that stretches through the heart of the Ohio & Erie Canalway. There are 50-plus trailheads that provide access to the 110 miles of Towpath Trail; perfect for hiking or running. Head to our “Map It!” page to find the Trailheads closest to you.


The trail is also great for running because of the surface, which is generally flat and composed of crushed limestone, which has less of a negative impact on a runner’s body. Whether you are running to stay in shape or enjoying a leisurely form of exercise, we encourage you to check out some running events that occur along the Towpath Trail. There are a series of marathon races put on at various times of the year along with running clubs for you to join!

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